Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Quotes from Reyes, Heisey & More

  • Chris Heisey on his 18 homers in just 217 at-bats in 2011: "I'm happy with that. I wouldn't have expected it coming into the year. I never was a home run hitter until this year, really. I couldn't really tell you why I'm hitting home runs now."
  • Jose Reyes on over-running second base in the eighth and being tagged out: "I went too far. I should have stayed there. I already was in scoring position. I don't care about batting titles right now because we lost the game and I made a mistake running the bases and that cost us the game."
  • Francisco Cordero on moving into sole possession of second place on the Reds' all-time saves list: "It's amazing. Like I said before, it's unbelievable. It shows that I'm doing my job the right way. I've got a lot of lineups this year because I've been passing a lot of people. It's nice. I mean, every time I see a lineup in my locker it tells me that something good happened that night."
  • Dusty Baker on when to insert Heisey in the lineup: "I try to match him against guys I think throw balls that are conducive for his swing. That's part of the job. I know a lot of people don't realize it, but that's what you try to do. More times than not, if you can set a guy up in a situation to succeed, that increases his chances, and our odds as well."
  • The Reds will play in their final night game of the season on Tuesday as right-hander Bronson Arroyo (9-12, 5.09 ERA) gets the nod opposite of Chris Capuano (11-12, 4.55 ERA). Game time is set for 7:10 PM ET.
  • Arroyo needs to pitch at least nine innings in order to eclipse 200 innings for the seventh straight season.
  • Brandon Phillips is looking to become the first Reds second basemen to finish the season with a .300 average or better since Bret Boone batted .318 in 1994 (strike-shortened season).
  • Phillips currently leads all NL second basemen in average, runs (89), hits (180), doubles (38), and OBP (.351).

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